Football has always been important at Allderdice High School. The hard work, perseverance, and talent associated with it have heightened its relevance and influence within the student body. Last year, the Dragons performed very well within the city league and this year we can expect even more out of them.
Fourth quarter. One second left on the clock. Down by two points, and the kicker comes onto the field, lining up for a 38-yard field goal to win the championship. As the snapper snaps to the holder, and the holder holds for the kicker, the kicker runs in and makes solid contact with the ball. With the entire stadium holding its breath, the ball makes its way toward the big, yellow goal posts. Suddenly, the Xbox shuts off, and the “ring of death” light sequence…
Allderdice Kicker jesse Irwin recites his experience as a member of this year’s football team.
A true show of the unity and belief of this team: not one football player would hesitate to tell you even weeks after the painful loss in the city championship that the dragons are the best team in the city. That was the kind of mentality – the kind of team, the kind of year – Dragon football had this year. An encouraging end to the 2010 season and the return of a strong senior class of seventeen had expectations soaring coming in to training…
A true show of the unity and belief of this team: not one football player would hesitate to tell you even weeks after the painful loss in the city championship that the dragons are the best team in the city. That was the kind of mentality – the kind of team, the kind of year – Dragon football had this year.
Allderdice Columnist “Junior” Gonzalez gives his opinion toward the scandal at Penn State University.
Allderdice sports have been party to a staggering trend in the past five or so years: the most consistently successful teams (with soccer being an exception) are the ones… that nobody cares about?
The Foreword conducted a poll of 130 students in all grade levels, mainstream to CAS, to see what people thought about the football team’s decision to dye their hair blond.
Sophomore quarterback Bishop Gethers found out late last year that he’d be taking the reigns as a starter. He’s now preparing for the next season and shaking off the shakiness of an underclassman football player.
Allderdice Football takes the term “family” to a whole new level.